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security throwing a student to the floor. hundreds of refugees are arriving in europe. >> the u.s. is preparing to intensify its military campaign against the islamic state of the iraq and levant including more airstrikes in syria. ash carter has told the senate committee that russia will not will be deterred. top u.s. general joseph dunford added that troops could be embedded with iraqi soldiers. for more let's go to washington, d.c. and speak with roslind jordan. roslind, let's start with syria. ash carter saying they're going intense the fight against isil. any more detail of that?
>> there had been a lot of discussion about whether to establish. they did not come out and say they should establish a no-fly zone. that would something that bashar al-assad would be against. that said mr. carter also said that he does have concerns about what russia has been doing inside syria, and he had this vigorous exchange with john mccain who is chairman of the senate armed services committee. >> with respect to the title ten forces the department of defense trains and equips syria. >> none of the moderate forces some of who trained and came under attack from russia. >> not part of our title ten
program, no. >> fascinating. >> disagreement there. let's focus on iraq. joseph dunford added that troops could be embedded with iraqi soldiers. potential for quite a few pitfall there is. again, do we know any more detail on that? >> well, this is something which the defense secretary essentially telegraphed last friday when he briefed reporters at the pentagon. this comes after the raid where an u.s. master sergeant was killed while providing support while rescuing hostages captured by isil.
it could be very useful in order to reclaim territory and seize momentum from isil fighters. but they did not think this was definitely happening. there are reports suggesting that this is something that president barack obama would have to approve before they could go ahead and do it. that would mean, in the over-use phrase, boots on the ground, something that president obama has tried not to have since the combat operation. >> the latest from washington, d.c. ros, thank you. meanwhile the u.n. security council would be discussing the humanitarian situation in syria. at least 120,000 people have been internally displaced in the last month alone since russia started airstrikes. we have the story of one family who say their life is hell-ish.
>> now she said this is where we live. >> the mother of seven prepares what she can for her kids. today inside in dark dingh dingy structure are potatoes. >> our homes are destroyed. >> this is just one of the families of newly displaced in syria since the beginning of russia's air campaign in late september. according to the u.n. an increase in fighting has resulted in at least 35,000 new idps from the southwestern outskirts of aleppo. >> this is a hellish life. now we have no place else to go,
and there is turfing all around. >> in southern aleppo it is not simply the war reigning misery on the newly displaced. as winter approaches conditions will only worsen already keeping warm is a struggle. aid workers are doing what they can, but in this makeshift camp there are only so many tents to go around. tens of thousands of families are now displaced in aleppo, and more are arriving every day. >> somebody sick from natural causes here cannot go to a hospital. how do you help someone facing an emergency. someone may be injured by a russian or airstrikes. there aren't even ambulances to help the wounded. >> the children still play even during these tough times.
but it's the parents who can barely keep the agony at bay. >> we left our home because of all the death. there was nothing but death all around us. that's why we're here now. hopefully we won't have airstrikes happening here. we have nothing now. >> nothing but a reality that is harsh and cold. al jazeera. >> israeli police say that they shot two palestinians who had attacked an israeli soldier in hebron. we're live now from the occupied west bank. what else do we know about this, nadine? >> with the, barbara, that incident happened in the south
of the occupied west bank, which is always a very tense place. now according to these israeli police, two palestinians were shot after they stabbed an israeli man, who is moderately injured. the israeli police saying that the two palestinians were simply shot, not going beyond that. but we're hearing from israeli media sources that those two palestinians were, in fact, killed. that happened in the last few hours in hebron. which has been the scene of many attacks by palestinians on israeli settlers, also according to some witnesses shootings of palestinians civilians by israeli soldiers. >> we're seeing happened today, which was announced as a day of rage organized across the occupied territories. how did it actually unfold.
what happened? >> well, barbara, it was cold by the political factions here on the occupied west bank, and many cities did see protests. but again one major flash point was hebron because the body of a 19-year-old palestinian killed on monday was returned to his village near hebron, and people gathered there. there were also calls for a dozen or more bodies of palestinians killed over the last few weeks to be returned to their families in the hebron area. that's something that is enraging people across the occupied west bank. the fact that there are still bodies that need to be returned to their loved ones. people are expressing their frustration, that diplomacy seeming to going nowhere. there will be repeat calls for
international protection for the palestinians. but the frustration is boiling over in some quarters here in the occupied west bank. and it's not clear whether, in fact, there will be more incidents like what we've been hearing about today. >> the latest from ramallah. thank you. meanwhile, hundreds of academics in the u.k. have pledged to boycott universities in israel because of the way the government is treating palestinians. in an advertisement in the israeli up in people are disturbed by the intolerable human rights violations. they have pledged not to visit universities or participate in their conferences. emergency teams in afghanistan and pakistan are scrambling to help those who are affected by monday's earthquake. even the taliban is getting involved, ordering fighters to
help in aid. >> break by break rescue and recovery teams assess the damage. it was a narrow escape. 30 years ago he remembered the moment when the strong earthquake struck. >> it was shocking for everyone. the kids and women were crying. it was like doomsday. we're lucky that god has saved all of us. >> they were still persistent aftershocks. the authorities have made
recovery efforts, but it is not clear if it will be enough. >> the government has given us maximum support and relief. >> most are joining districts. but it could have been a lot worse. were it not for the earthquake. >> with the death toll mounting it's estimated that thousands of houses were destroyed people are waiting for rescue to arrive. >> a few kilometers. hundreds are being treated for injuries at the local hospital.
but there are reports that there could be more fatalities in afghanistan's far areas. >> the fbi has opened a civil rights investigation into an u.s. high school in which a police officer appears to throw an african-american female student to the ground and then drag her across the classroom. >> incredible pictures. the officer named benefields carried out the action at spring valley high school after the student refused to leave the classroom for being disruptive. it has sparked outrage on social media. fields has been placed on leave while he is investigate. >> patty culhane, create incredible pictures. what more do we know about the events that led to this. >> well, i think one of the
remarkable things is how little this female high school student fights back. just to set the scene for you as we play that video. according to school and police officials. the police officer was called into the classroom because several times the girl, we don't know her identity yet, she was asked to get up and leave the classroom. she refused. he seems to put her in a chokehold but he flings her across the floor and tells her to put your hands behind your back and arrests her. we do know that we have confirmed that the fi fbi will decide whether they are civil rights were violated. this comes in public protests as african-americans really being abused by the police in police custody. and so president abraham is scheduled to address this very issue. he's going to be speaking to a huge gathering of police chiefs in just a few hours' time. we'll be watching to see what he has to say about that. >> it really does seem that
there has been a lot of these similar stories in one way or another of police aggression towards members of the african-american community. again, what kind of impact has this video have? >> well, there is a big debate going on. violent crime rates have been following. if you look at certain states, st. louis, they have huge crime rates spike. it's been controversial. james comey said this is called the ferguson effect. after these cases of police brutality were alleged. he's saying that the police officers are telling him that they're afraid to get out of the police cars. they're not being as aggressive that they used to be because they're afraid to be caught on camera and it could be taken the wrong way.
the white house dismissing their own fbi director saying there is no statistics that that is what is happening, and civil rights groups are trying to muddy the waters. looking at the statistics. baltimore, for example, given an idea. there have been 270 murders up to this year. there were 177 at this time last year and if you look at the arrest rate, it has been fallen by 34%. is there correlation? that's the debate right now. >> patty culhane, thank you. >> still more to come here on al jazeera, including china demands to know why an u.s. warship got so close to a group of disputed islands. and cash shortage, why the european union wants to contribute billions to the deal with the refugee crisis.
affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target weeknights 10:30p et >> a reminder of the top stories. the u.n. defense secretary said that washington expects to boost the intensity of the coalition air campaign against the islamic state in iraq and the levant in syria. israeli police say that they shot two palestinians who atta attacked israeli soldier during so-called day of rage protests sparked by the killing of three palestinians on monday. discussing syria while the humanitarian situation is worsening, 120,000 people have been displaced. lashing out against member states against a shortfall in
funding to deal with the refugee crisis. criticizing member states for being too slow to help refugees. >> slovenia has hinted building a fence along it's border to suspend the influx of refugees. the country has yet to detail what form this fence might take. afghan woman said to be 105 year years old among the latest arrivals. the woman came to the camp on tuesday after crossing from serbia with a group. authorities have been checking whether she needs medical attention. let's get more on the situation on the ground refugees making their way through europe.
let's go live to robin forest walker who is on the border with slow vane i can't. first of all, tell us little bit about what is happening where you are. >> yes, well, behind me hundreds more refugees who crossed over from the slovenia side from austria are now waiting to be moved on, and waiting--they've been doing some time now. earlier buss were coming here, but they seem to have stopped. people once again having to spend lots of time. many ours out in the cold. of course the numbers keep on coming because you can't see it from behind me, but a little further back in the direction of slovenia, we know that there are many thousands more people either who are on the croatian
side. many distressing scenes that are too common. we met two women earlier from syria who refused to get on the buses because they had lost their children. they wouldn't get on until they had found them again, of course. when those buses do finally come, they are then put on buses and taken out to cities across austria. that's where the asylum process can begin. but most people have germany on their minds. in fact, only yesterday a german police reporting that they had picked up 11,000 austrian refugees on the austrian-german border. >> hugely complicated situation. a lot of european countries getting angry at one another about border crossings. the bavarian government has criticized austrians for sending all the refugees through. can you tell us more about that?
>> yes, the bavarian government came out and said this was unacceptable. and warned of using emergency measures. it's not the first time they've done that. they didn't follow through on promises last time, and we didn't know what he meant by that, but i suppose its possible that he could try to restrict the numbers to people crossing those borders. he's also criticized angela merkel for the open door policies. that's affecting potentially effecting the approval ratings of the conservative bloc bloc in germany. this is having massive implications potentially. but here if border closures do happen, not just on the german border, but anywhere along the root, the wheels are going to
come off this hugely complicated logistical system, and we spoke to the police chief operating the logistics side. he's very concerned about what would happen. you have to keep people going through. if the borders close, then you have many refugees stranded across the balkans. >> robin forestier-walker live for us in spielfeld, austria. thanaustria. thank you. the u.s. said its guided missile destroyer only sailed close by in international waters. but beijing has warned it will respond to deliberate provocation. rob mcbride reports. >> the united states has been signaling for months that it would make this symbolic sail passed. china warned it would respond
appropriately, and both sides have been good for its word. the patrol came within 12 fraughtcal miles of the disputed spratley islands in the south china seas. normally the internationally accepted limits to the territorial claim but not accepted by the u.s. which says these are international waters open to anybody. china says it shadowed the u.s. vessel, accusing it of harming reed and peace and stability. >> we strongly urge the u.s. to respect our position. it should take the promise of not taking sides of territorial disputes as to not further harm the china-u.s. relationships. >> the ally of the u.s. welcomed the move saying the ship was
operating in international waters. >> there is not just a singular voice that needs to be adhered to, there has to be a variety of voices when many parties are affected by the realities on the ground. >> another ally, japan, has its own territorial dispute with china in the east china sea. it went further expressing concern at china's island-building activities in the south china sea. >> the unilateral conduct to change the status quo such as the land scale land fills to build ocean platforms are a common concern for the international community. as the prime minister repeatedly said it is very important that the international community unite and retain the stability in the south china sea. we're closely conducting our intelligence information with the united states. >> the united states said that the decision to send the warship close to the disputed islands
reaffirms it's right to sail in what it considers international waters. china is responding in equally assertive terms that it will safeguard what it sees as it's territory, but there is widespread regional support from china's neighbors for america's actions. rob mcbride, al jazeera, beijing. >> in one of the world's fastest-aging societies one man is trying to help elderly people by taking photographs to be used at their funerals. he said it's a way of preserving the memories of people who face dying alone. disconnected from their families. here is his story. >> my name is kim kwang-ahn. and i take funeral portraits for the elderly. >> times are changing in my day parents spent money on their
kid's education. but now the number of kids supporting parents in return are falling. old people are marginalized with nothing to rely on. with nowhere to go they come to parks like this one. i was thinking about what to do. my strength is taking pictures. i thought, why don't i take general portraits, and i started. >> the quality would be better at a professional studio. here the environment is bad with poor lighting. it's a challenge, but they come here any way because it doesn't cost anything. ♪ >> i have to do lots of photo at work taking out blemishes and minimizing wrinkles.
it takes 22 to 30 minutes for each owner. old people's pictures are different than young because of the wrinkles. i have to pay more attention. many say i don't have to take their portraits yet, but they are very important. their portraits are placed on the table for ancestral rites and the photos are used at funerals. when friends come, it helps them live on in other people's memories. initially i thought just in my head that it would an good thing to do. but as i actually did it, something touched my heart. it made me feel something. my wife didn't mean to get involved. she just thought i needed some help. at the start she was a bit annoyed, but after a while it made her feel good, too. now she's even more into it than i am. >> very touching story.
you can find out more on that and everything else that we've been covering here on al jazeera on our website. the website on your screen right now www.aljazeera.com. you can see one of our top stories there that is the rescues from the earthquake that has hit afghanistan and pakistan. the changes that we havene considered. >> ash carter testifies on capitol hill, and explains the new strategy to take down isil. a war of words. the u.s. navy is condemned by beijing, after sending a ship into disputed waters. the outrage over thisid